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Tamworth Camping Area offers family camping on the Swift River, and welcomes you and your family to the best in traditional New Hampshire camping. We have what it takes for you to create the perfect camping vacation. We are the CENTER for your visits to all of the famous attractions of both the Lakes and White Mountains regions. But wait … there’s more to do right here at the campground! For starters, how about swimming, fishing or tubing? These only begin to cover the list of fun things for families to do together at the campground. A full schedule of organized weekend activities is also available throughout the season, including dances, pot luck suppers, special events and professional entertainment. And don’t forget to visit our barnyard animals … a must see for all ages!
We begin our season with an Inter-tribal Native American Powwow in May, and, in October, end with central access to two of the best county fairs in the region.
Updated 2021 Activities
All of our dances are FREE to registered campers. Some activities or events may change at the last minute due to current circumstances, weather, or other concerns. Appropriate social distancing and masks should be maintained when socializing with non-family members over extended periods of time. Vaccinated people may use masks at their own discretion.
Every Saturday May 22 to September 4:
4:00 PM Free Hay Wagon rides for registered campers; children and adults welcome.
Every Saturday thru mid-October: 9:00 AM to noon:
Tamworth Farmers’ Market at Brett School Rt. 113.
Every Sunday at noon: New Hampshire Mushroom Company free tours
153 Gardner Hill Road, Tamworth, NH 03886
May 7-9 Clean Up Weekend. Call for reservations.
May 14 Opening Day
May 15-16 Honoring of the Elders Native American Powwow: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM each day.
May 28-31 Memorial Day Weekend: Wagon rides, selfie scavenger hunt, Dave Sammarco Band, bonfire.
May 31 - June 7 Anniversary Special: All W & E and W, E & S sites are $45 per night.
June 11-20 Motorcycle Week
June 26 Fund raising “Secret Squares” raffle for the Wounded Warrior Project.
Holiday Weekend July 1 - July 5 (three day minimum)
July 2 Town of Tamworth Celebration at the Brett School, Rt 113, Tamworth Road: Food, Music and more beginning at 6:00 PM; Fireworks at dusk.
July 3 Family Dance with our favorite band Bittersweet plus wagon rides, bonfire.
July 10 Karaoke and DJ with Good Tymes Music. Bring your song requests.
July 17 Fund raising “Duck Race” for the Wounded Warrior Project.
July 24 Shana Stack Band: Classic and Contemporary Country Music for the whole family.
July 31 To be announced.
August 7 “Tropical Weekend” with Club Finz, an enthusiastic group of Jimmy Buffett fans, campsite decorating, river race, music.
August 14 Haunted Campground. Candy Hunt, campsite decorating, costume parade, bonfire, evening wagon rides.
August 21 Karaoke and DJ with Good Tymes Music. Bring your song requests.
August 28 To be announced.
 September 3-6 Labor Day Weekend. Family Dance with Bittersweet, Hay Wagon Rides, Scavenger Hunt.
September 10-12 New England Home Brewers’ Jamboree: Friday Night BBQ. Saturday Live bands, Homebrew Competition & Tasting ($), kids’ games, food, fundraiser for Make A Wish Foundation.
 October 3-10 Fryeburg Fair in Fryeburg, Maine.
October 8-11 Columbus Day Weekend. Last three-day holiday of the season.
October 9-11 Sandwich Fair in Sandwich, NH. Last fair of the season.
Clean-Up Weekend - May 7-9, 2021
Camp for free* in exchange for helping us clean up the camping area. We require three hours of work from each person in your camping party over the age of 10 years. * You may have the campsite from 4:00 PM on Friday to 1:00 PM on Sunday by raking, picking up trash, etc. on Saturday morning from 9:00 AM to Noon. We also invite you to join us for a Pot-Luck Supper on Saturday evening. Each family or couple is asked to bring either a casserole, salad or dessert (enough for eight servings) and your own plates and utensils. Coffee is provided. Bring your own cold beverage. Please call us at 1 800 274-8031 to make a reservation! Come join the fun!
Anniversary Special - May 31 to June 7, 2021
Dana and Laurie Bonica are celebrating 38 years of owning and operating Tamworth Camping Area. We invite you to camp in any campsite for $45.00 per night during these nine days. Many thanks to all our loyal camping friends who have camped with us for years and are now bringing their children and grandchildren to enjoy our rustic woodland along the Swift River. All WELCOME!
Haunted Campground - August 14, 2021
Tamworth Camping Area will be holding its 22nd annual Haunted Campground in 2021. Enjoy Trick or Treats after decorating your campsite. Then get ready for a Hay Wagon Ride through the Haunted Campground where campers have decorated their sites in the eerie essence of the spirit of Halloween. But watch out! You never know what might jump out at you. The Hay Wagon will lead you to the Pavilion where you can play games, have a candy hunt, and where there will be recognition for all costumes. Refresh yourself with Laurie’s famous “blood punch”, then move on to end the evening at the Fantastic Bonfire! Held from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM; this event is Free to registered campers only.
Heifer International
Each year we conduct activities throughout the summer at Tamworth Camping Area to raise money for Heifer International. We have sustained our support through the years because Heifer is one of the few non-profit organizations which addresses the root causes of poverty and need, while maintaining a slim administrative budget (less than 20% of funds received.) Heifer International has been feeding the hungry in the USA and around the world since 1944, helping more than 4 million impoverished families in approximately 110 countries and 35 states become more self-reliant through the gift of livestock and training in their care. Their rule is that each family who receives an animal must give away the first born to another needy family willing to learn to feed themselves. A non-profit organization, rooted in the Christian tradition, HI joins with people of faith everywhere to work for the dignity and well-being of all people. HI provides 24 types of food and income producing animals, as well as intensive training in animal husbandry, environmentally sound, sustainable farming practices and community development. Heifer International is a member of InterAction and of International Service Agencies (#0315). For more information, visit Heifer International online at or call 1 800 422-0474. Tamworth Camping Area has been supporting HPI for 20 years through our activities and hope you will join us in this effort. Visits to their Northeast Headquarters, Overlook Farm ,are welcomed and provide first hand knowledge of the ongoing work of Heifer International. Please send donations to: Heifer International, Overlook Farm, 216 Wachusett Street, Rutland, MA 01543.
Please Help Us to Continue Supporting Heifer International
Every year for the last 20 years or more we have held events and activities supporting Heifer International, contributing between $200 to $520 each year to their worldwide missions. Pancake breakfasts, various craft and game activities, and raffles have been some of the projects we have employed. In recent years we have designated funds to specific needs. One year we raised $260.00 for Heifer International which we were able to match for a total Tamworth Camping Area contribution of $520.00. This amount of money bought a water buffalo (the source of real mozzarella cheese) a llama (just like our Charlie) and a goat, all of which provide food, fiber and future income for many families in need of a way to sustain their lives. For two years we designated our contributions to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Heifer International had ongoing programs there before the earthquake, and several years later, the need continues. Our recent donations went to their general fund to aid people caught in the many recent disasters around the world. Profits from several of our food events over the last few years have been contributed to HI. During the Covid Pandemic we have suspended food related activities and hope to start them again in 2022. Despite that change, we have continued to donate to HI and hope you may consider supporting Heifer International.
On Swift Meadow Farm
If you have never tasted farm fresh eggs, you are in for a treat! We sell eggs from the Charles Family Farm of Wolfboro in our camping area country store. Some may have shells that are blue, white or brown, due to the type of chicken laying them! We keep a half dozen chickens and roosters here on our farm, but many are elderly so do not produce many eggs. They earn their keep, however, along with summer swallows, by keeping our barn bug population at bay. Over the years, we made some long planned renovations to our animal barn to accommodate the various animals which continuously appeared on our doorstep. Many of our older goats and sheep have since passed away, so our overall menagerie is diminished. At one time we were feeding 20 plus animals twice a day, and that’s before any new lambs were born! The cost of hay and feed has risen dramatically over the years, so we have had to decline any new requests to "take in" any other animals. Which leaves all the more attention for our rascal of a mini-horse, Boomer. In 2016 we added two little mini horses, Licorice and Butterscotch, who quickly brought Boomer under their spell in the barnyard! Our goats, Blue, Purple and Trouble and our steadfast guard llama, Charlie, round out our menagerie. In most springs they have been joined by three little pigs, who become quite large over the summer, and then mysteriously disappear in late September, only to reappear the following spring to recapture their youth! Such is the rhythm of farm life, which puts us in close contact with some of our food supply. (We hope to raise pigs again in 2022.) These wonderful animals are an important part of our campground family, and we enjoy them every day. They all look forward to spring and the return of our camping friends who spoil them with cones of cracked corn and affectionate attention. Our office buddies, Niko the dog and Randy the cat, have become more adventurous lately, so you may see them peeking at you from behind (or on top of) the counter :) Thank you all for your continuing love for our barnyard buddies!

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